When we started the Awake Organics Health & Wellbeing platform in 2016, our goal was to provide information, resources and tools for women looking for natural alternatives to support their health and wellbeing. Since then, we have amassed a huge amount of feedback from our readers, but three things really stand out:
1) Life can be exhausting, overwhelming and painfully unpredictable.
2) Although emotional support and reinforcement is what we crave in hard times, we simply don’t have have to time to investigate options that may be available to us.
3) Part of us believes that asking for help is a sign of weakness, or we fear judgement.
If you fall into any of the above three categories, I’m glad you are here right now. Because there is an amazing FREE resource available to you, and it’s called BetterHelp. Sarah Fader explains:
BetterHelp is a safe space for people to come learn about mental health issues. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t sure what you’re experiencing, or if you’ve been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, PTSD or bipolar disorder. The advice section at BetterHelp can help you gain clarity. It can be scary to ask for help or accept that you might need support. It’s okay, that’s completely understandable, and that’s why the online advice section is a great resource.”
The BetterHealth Advice Section Helps With:
- Learning about mental health issues
- Relationship advice
- Anxiety management techniques
- Grief, loss and trauma
The BetterHelp advice section is a free online tool, and a great place to get guidance. It can help you learn ways to manage the ups and downs of modern life, and it can also provide support for more serious mental illnesses. The advice section has a really good variety of resources and topics, and you can even find an online therapist who suits your needs (online therapy is a fee-based service). There are also resources for personality tests, for example the Myers Briggs assessment, which can help you gain personal insight and self-awareness.
Therapy can be a wonderful way to learn about yourself, gain perspective, and learn coping techniques.”
Inevitably life throws us some curve balls and it’s not your fault; nobody’s life is perfect. It’s impossible to be prepared for everything that happens to us, as most things are simply out of our control. Sometimes we need to call in a little reinforcement to stay afloat, and that’s where BetterHelp comes in. The advice articles don’t tell you what to do, but rather guide you toward making healthy, confident decisions for yourself. You can also learn about how to be supportive to someone else who might be dealing with mental illness.
Sarah goes on to say,
Unfortunately, there is still pervasive stigma surrounding mental illness in our society. If you’re having trouble talking about your anxiety, you can safely read about treatment techniques for panic attacks on BetterHelp without fear of judgement. Or, maybe you’re not ready to come out in the open about living with depression. That doesn’t mean you can’t learn about it in the privacy of your own home or while you’re on the train during your morning commute to work.
Grieving the loss of a loved one or receiving some devastating health news can also be crippling. There are many articles that address this and will provide you with perspective, and coping techniques. Panic, shock and grief are different for everyone, but there are common stages that we all experience, and knowing that can be empowering, comforting, and unifying.”
If you are struggling a little or a lot, I recommend checking out the free BetterHelp advice section. Whether it’s finding out about mental illness and gaining some perspective, getting dating and relationship advice, coping with grief and loss, or locating a counsellor to talk to. There are so many helpful, free advice articles available to you at BetterHelp, and sometimes that’s all you need.
Sarah Fader is the CEO and Founder of Stigma Fighters, a non-profit organization that encourages individuals with mental illness to share their personal stories. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Quartz, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, and Good Day New York. Sarah is a native New Yorker who enjoys naps, talking to strangers, and caring for her two small humans and two average-sized cats. Like six million other Americans, Sarah lives with panic disorder. Sarah hopes to change the world, one mental health stigma at a time.
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